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Last Updated Friday 23rd October 2015

Heaton Park Tramway

With thanks to Martin Bryan for information held in this page.

No. Place Year Livery Status
1 Blackpool 1920 Green Out of Service
5 Stockport 1901 Red & White Out of Service
23 Rawtenstall 1912 Red & White In Storage
43 Oldham 1902 - In Storage
L53 Manchester c1880 Red & White On Loan to Bury Museum of Transport
96 Hull 1901 Crimson & White Operational
173 Manchester 1901 Red & White Stored
619 Blackpool 1987 Red & Cream Operational
623 Blackpool 1937 Green & Cream Operational
680 Blackpool 1935 Green & Cream On loan to Blackpool Tramway
702 Blackpool 1934 Green & Cream In Storage
708 Blackpool 1934 Green & Cream On Loan to NEETT
765 Manchester 1914 Red & Cream Operational
1007 Manchester Metrolink 1992 White, Dark Grey & Blue Stored at Trafford Depot, Manchester Metrolink
- Manchester (Horse Bus) - Red & Cream In Storage

Notes:
Blackpool 1 has now been repainted in a much brighter shade of green and has regained its original fleet number having previously been known as 752.
5 is a 4 wheel open top Stockport tram currently on loan to Heaton Park Tramway from itís owning group the Stockport 5 Tramcar Trust. The tram has recently been moved to the Middleton Road Depot for a start to be made on a full overhaul to return it to service.
Rawtenstall 23 is stored in various locations within Heaton Park, with the exception of the kickboards which are on Leeds 6. At the Spring Gala 2013 it was announced a major restoration project for the tram will start.
Oldham 43 was built as an uncanopied open top double-decker, but was rebuilt as an enclosed single decker in 1933. It is likely that an eventual major restoration will see the car returned to its final post 1933 condition. The tram body was moved to Heaton Park on 17th June and is now stored in Lakeside Depot awaiting its turn for restoration.
L53 Heaton Parks unique Eades reversible horse tram is currently on loan (and on display) at the Bury Transport Museum (part of the East Lancs Railway).
96 has now returned to its Hull identity and is once again painted in the Hull colours of crimson and white. Following a full overhaul the tram was relaunched into service at Heaton Park on 11th October 2015.
Manchester 173 arrived at Heaton Park on 17th December 2013 and is currently stored awaiting completion of a major restoration.
Blackpool 680 arrived at Heaton Park on 23rd March 2015 following a loan period at Beamish. After a short commissioning period the tram entered service at Heaton Park on 26th April 2015 and was used on a limited basic until 9th August 2015 when it was withdrawn from service for a repaint into the 1990s green and cream livery. Following completion of this repaint the tram was moved to Blackpool for the start of a minimum two year loan period.
Blackpool 702 is now stored inside the tramway's new Lakeside Depot following a period of outside storage at Bury. The tram is being left to 'dry out' for some time before its condition is assessed to determine the extent of work required to prepare it for use.
708 is on loan to North East Electrical Traction Trust near Sunderland where it is currently stored ahead of a restoration into open top condition.
Manchester Metrolink 1007 was officially presented to the Manchester Transport Museum Society on 26th May during the "T68 Farewell tour", becoming the first second generation tram to be preserved. It remains stored at Metrolink's Trafford Depot ahead of an eventual move to Heaton Park.
The Manchester horse bus was kindly gifted to the tramway by Beamish Living Museum and is currently in store awaiting restoration.


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